Steve Jobs “Expected” To Appear at Apple Media Event

Despite the fact that he is no longer CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs is “expected” to appear at Tuesday’s iPhone event alongside current Chief Executive Tim Cook, a new report claims.

The information stems from a Reuters story filed on Monday, which suggested Jobs will appear at this week’s iPhone event. However, the report also cautioned that “a no-show by the Apple co-founder will not be a major disappointment.”

Author Poornima Gupta did not indicate whether the expectations of an appearance by Jobs come from inside information obtained through sources, or if rumors of an appearance by Jobs are simply speculation on the part of Wall Street analysts quoted in the story.

For this week’s event, reports have indicated that Cook, the current CEO, will preside over the keynote and introduce Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone. The only iPhone that wasn’t introduced by Jobs was the iPhone 3GS in 2009. That keynote was led by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.